Polycom CX Series of Microsoft Lync Optimized IP Phones Now Available on the GSA Schedule

Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:30am EST

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U.S. Federal government agencies can empower employees and contractors to
connect and collaborate in a secure, unified voice and video environment on the
Lync platform with Polycom
HERNDON, Va.--(Business Wire)--
Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based unified
communications and collaboration (UC&C), today announced that select solutions
from the Polycom CX Series of IP phones, optimized for Microsoft Lync, are now
available for Federal government agencies on the GSA Schedule, on the
GS-35F-0511T GSA vehicle through EC America, Inc. 

The Polycom CX Series of IP phones takes the simplicity and familiarity of the
Lync interface to government agencies to better and more securely connect their
voice and collaboration platforms into one UC&C environment. Polycom`s
Lync-optimized solutions simplify deployment, streamline communications,
encourage collaboration, and lower total cost of ownership through native
integration and plug-and-play functionality for easy deployment, management, and
provisioning versus traditional PBX and IP PBX voice systems. 

"Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Lync are being adopted quickly by customers
seeking cost savings and greater productivity," said Greg Myers, Vice President
of Microsoft Federal Sales. "Polycom CX phones availability on the GSA Schedule
makes it easier for our customers to order and benefit from a full unified
communications solution. Polycom delivers innovative voice and video end points
and infrastructure that deliver to customers a great Lync experience and value."

"The Federal government is under increasing pressure to improve communication
and collaboration, both within and between agencies, to streamline operations,
reduce costs, and better serve citizens," said Tony D`Angelo, Vice President of
Federal Operations, Polycom. "The Microsoft Lync environment is ideal for
rapidly connecting employees and contractors across government agencies, and
Polycom offers the broadest portfolio of Lync-optimized solutions, spanning
desktop, common areas and conference rooms, and builds on its legacy of
high-quality audio and conferencing by delivering the only conference phone
designed for Lync." 

Federal government customers can now purchase the following Polycom CX Series of
IP phones optimized for Microsoft Lync:

* Polycom CX500 IP Desktop Phone: Ideal for common areas such as hallways, break
rooms or lobbies 
* Polycom CX600 IP Desktop Phone: Mainstream IP desktop phone featuring Polycom
HD Voice 
* Polycom CX3000 IP Conference Phone: The first and only conference phone
optimized for Microsoft Lync

About Polycom Public Sector

Polycom's collaborative video and voice conferencing technologies securely
extend the reach of government, education and healthcare services to improve
performance and mission success so that Public Sector organizations can thrive
in the 21st century. Public Sector organizations depend on Polycom to provide
rich, interactive, collaboration solutions that impact all facets of government,
education and healthcare so information can be shared, decisions accelerated,
and services delivered when and where they are needed most. Polycom's
interoperable solutions address the major certifications, security requirements
and regulations required to service Public Sector organizations, including FIPS
140-2 validation, IPv6 and Unified Capabilities Approved Product List (UC APL)
certifications, FDA Medical Device Data Systems (MDDS) Class 1 and Embedded
Encryption Enabling HIPAA Compliance. 

About Polycom

Polycom is the global leader in open standards-based unified communications and
collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice and video collaboration, trusted by
more than 415,000 customers around the world. Polycom solutions are powered by
the Polycom RealPresence Platform, comprehensive software infrastructure and
rich APIs that interoperate with the broadest set of communication, business,
mobile and cloud applications and devices to deliver secure face-to-face video
collaboration in any environment. Polycom and its ecosystem of over 7,000
partners provide truly unified communications solutions that deliver the best
user experience, highest multi-vendor interoperability, and lowest TCO. Visit
www.polycom.com or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to learn
how we're pushing the greatness of human collaboration forward. 

NOTE: The product plans, specifications, and descriptions herein are provided
for information only and subject to change without notice, and are provided
without warranty of any kind, express or implied. Polycom reserves the right to
modify future product plans at any time. Products and related specifications
referenced herein are not guaranteed and will be delivered on a when and if
available basis. 

© 2013 Polycom, Inc. All rights reserved. POLYCOM, the Polycom logo, and the
names and marks associated with Polycom`s products are trademarks and/or service
marks of Polycom, Inc. and are registered and/or common law marks in the United
States and various other countries. All other trademarks are property of their
respective owners.

Polycom, Inc.
Ryan Batty, +1 (408) 586-4467

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